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Green Plus Program

Skillins, along with some of Maine’s top landscapers, is making it even easier for you to help “Green up the Planet” in your own yard. If the thought of planting a tree in your yard has you intimidated, let Skillins handle the details for you. Through our Green Plus Program we can arrange for you to have up to 3 trees or 4 shrubs planted within days. With a little help from you, the work can be accomplished quickly and painlessly. The professionals we work with have the tools, experience and time to make your planting job a walk in the park!

How it works

It’s easy:

  • You select the trees or shrubs with our professional nursery staff at any of our three locations.
  • Either take them home with you that day or arrange for our Garden Delivery Service to bring them right to your door. (additional fees apply)
  • Tell us when you would like to have them planted.
  • Skillins makes the appointment with the professional landscaper.
  • The landscaper installs your plants. Skillins guarantees your trees or shrubs for 3 years!*

What do you need to do?

Be sure the site is ready, safe and accessible.

  • Place flag(s) that Skillins provides where plant material is to be planted, if you will not be available at time of planting.
  • Provide a detailed accurate map of underground utilities, wires, and irrigation. Or have them clearly marked by Dig Safe.
  • Let us know if there is a site on your property where leftover soil, sod or other debris can be left.

Cost of installation

1-3 Trees $150 per tree**
1-4 Shrubs $45 per shrub**
Soil amendments and mulch included.

Sizes of plant material

  • Deciduous Trees up to 2.5” Caliper
  • Evergreen Trees up to 7’
  • Shrubs up to 5-gallon Containers

A professional landscaper will install and size material that is required. Sizes larger than above will need to be quoted after a site inspection and consultation.

Planting Materials Included

  • 3 bags Jolly Gardener Shrub and Tree Mix per tree
  • 1 bag Jolly Gardener Mulch per tree
  • 1 bag Jolly Gardener Shrub and Tree Mix for every 1 to 2 shrubs

Caring for new Trees

With our Green Plus Program, our landscape professionals will plant your trees and shrubs using just the right soil amendments and mulch to get your new plant material off to a great start! Our professional nursery staff and landscapers can advise you on how to best care for your newly planted trees or shrubs, depending on soil conditions, location and type of plant material. Skillins sells many products to help you care for your newly planted trees and shrubs. Visit us today at one of our three locations in Falmouth, Brunswick and Cumberland.

Trees & Shrubs to Consider — These are some of the trees and shrubs best suited for the climate in Maine:

Trees

  • Ash, Green and White
  • American Hornbeam
  • Balsam Fir
  • Birch, Paper and River
  • Canadian Hemlock
  • Maple, Red and Sugar
  • Oak, Red and White
  • Pagoda Dogwood
  • Pine, Austrian and White
  • Spruce, White
  • Tamarack

Shrubs

  • American Elderberry
  • Beach Plum
  • Bog Rosemary
  • Chokecherry
  • Highbush Blueberry
  • Nannyberry
  • Northern Bayberry
  • Redtwig Dogwood
  • Shadblow Serviceberry
  • Sweet Fern
  • Winterberry

Take a look at our nursery catalog for even more trees and shrubs to consider. Catalogs are available in our stores or can be viewed online

* Skillins guarantee does not include damage or failure caused by weather conditions, or events beyond our control including but not limited to: floods; snow or ice loads; salt; high winds; drought or freezing; mechanical damage caused by people, animals, insects or machinery. Plants must be properly maintained, watered and fertilized. This guarantee is valid only with proof of purchase. **These prices do not include plant material or delivery. Beyond the planting hole, these prices do not include removing sod and mulch. All competing plant material or other debris must be removed before landscaper arrives. Plant and root removal of existing material requires landscape services beyond the scope of our Green Plus Program.

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